A Brief History of Orthodontics
We've Come a Long Way!

Orthodontics has come a long way over the past 100 years. 

Check out the braces pictured below from the 1920s when gold was commonly used to fabricate braces before stainless steel became the norm in the 1960s. Braces have become less bulky over time and much less noticeable. Why with Invisalign* they are almost …. Invisable!
The first classification system for malocclusions (misaligned teeth) was developed by Edward Angle in the U.S. early in the 20th century. This system is still in use today. Angle founded the American Association of Orthodontia in 1901, which was renamed the American Association of Orthodontists in the 1930s, of which Dr. Regan has been a member since 1987.

The team at Regan Orthodontics takes great pride in keeping current with all the advances in orthodontic treatment; taking classes, participating in webinars and visiting other orthodontic offices to share the latest information available. Dr. Regan is currently enrolled in the Invisalign® Orthodontic Master Program, a comprehensive curriculum for orthodontists designed to master all aspects of the Invisalign® system.

What's the Best Orthodontic Option
for You or Your Children?

You will find many resources in the links below and on our blog to inform you about the world of orthodontic treatment. However, to really understand what option would be best for you, we encourage you to call and schedule a free consultation. Once Dr. Regan has performed a thorough exam he can discuss with you the orthodontic treatment approach that makes the most sense.

Regardless of your treatment plan, high-tech materials and methods have made it possible for your orthodontic experience to be as effective, efficient and comfortable as possible. 

The consultation appointment is free and does not obligate you to begin orthodontic treatment.
Our goal is to provide you with complete information so that you can decide what is best for you.

The Orthodontic Treatment Process

Metal Braces
Metal braces need no introduction. But you might be surprised to find they're smaller and lighter than ever. They may even offer some customized options, like colored elastic ties on the brackets.
Metal Braces at Regan Orthodontics in Evergreen, Colorado

Clear Braces
Clear Braces feature brackets made of ceramic or composite materials which blend in with your teeth, making them harder to notice. They're suitable in many situations, but they cost a little more.
Clear Braces at Regan Orthodontics in Evergreen, Colorado

Clear Aligners for Teens
Clear Aligners for teens is a series of removable, clear plastic trays that gradually straighten teeth as they're worn (for 22 hours per day). Formerly recommended only for adult patients, they now come with special features — like compliance indicators to tell how often you've been wearing them — that make them appropriate for teens in some situations. The advantage: they're practically invisible!
Clear Aligners for Teens at Regan Orthodontics in Evergreen, Colorado

Other Orthodontic Appliances
Other orthodontic appliances may be recommended in some cases, where major tooth or jaw movement is needed. They can range from small devices that fit inside the mouth to external devices worn at night. But don't worry: You'll get used to them, and they're temporary — but they provide a long-term benefit in a short time.

How Long Will I Wear Them?

There's no one answer that fits everyone: It all depends on what we need to do in your individual situation. Generally, however, the active stage of orthodontic treatment lasts 6-30 months. Afterwards, you will wear a retainer for another period of months. When your orthodontic treatment is complete, the new smile we've worked together to create will be yours for a lifetime.
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